Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker has just unloaded on President Trump as he spoke to reporters...
"I do think that there do need to be radical changes. The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrates in order to be successful. And we need for him to be successful, our nation needs for him to be successful. It doesn't matter whether you are republican or democrat. We need for our president, the world needs our president to be successful."
"He also has recently not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation. He has not demonstrated that he understands what makes this nation great and what it is today. He has got to demonstrate the characteristics of a president who understands that.
And without the things that I just mentioned happening our nation is going to go through great peril.
"We should hope that he inspires, that he does some self-reflection that he does what is necessary to demonstrate stability, to demonstrate competence, to demonstrate that he understands the character of our nation and works daily to bring out the best in the people of our nation.
Corker’s comments come a day after he appeared in Knoxville and declined to rebuke Trump for his statements about the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
“I did not see them (Trump’s comments),” he said.
“I don’t see a lot of television, I apologize … look, I respond in my own way. My comments are the ones I focus on and I think the media does a plenty good job and has plenty of panelists on and others giving editorial comment about other peoples’ comments and mine."
Watch the full interview below...
Separately, the IJR quoted a GOP aide who said that “It's just frustrating to be constantly reacting to his sh*t.... The president has torched whatever political capital or moral authority he ever had,” he said, adding that “he is uniquely incapable of political leadership. If we get tax reform done, it won't be with his help. It'll be in spite of him and his vortex of incompetence and destruction.”